Guess who's got a ticket to the Niner's Divisional Round playoff game?! Growing up extra tickets weren't available as every seat was taken by season ticket holders. The parents always went while we stayed home. I won't be sitting on a couch this year!
At the beginning of the season I wasn't sure the Niners would ever make the playoffs again in my lifetime. A slight exaggeration? Maybe. But I fell in to the group of fans who thought we'd be playing for Luck. In a weird twist of unfair fate, the Colts will more than likely end up with the most "NFL ready" of this year's college QB's. Although, you never really know until they get there...or have to wait 7 years to find out.
Alex Smith led us to a 2nd seed. Not just the playoffs, but a first round bye and homefield for the divisional game. Alex Freaking SMITH. I would have laughed at you last year if you told me he'd be the QB of a 13-3 team. Granted our defense is really what's led us here and if Aldon Smith isn't up for Defensive ROY there will be some serious disappointment felt throughout Northern California.
I've had more than a couple weeks to come to grips with hearing Niners and Super Bowl Contenders in the same sentence, but I'm still in shock. Since Sunday, all the critics or "experts" are now calling this the Year of the Quarterback, guaranteeing Brees, Brady or Rodgers will be holding the Super Bowl MVP trophy. That's fine by me. Take the pressure off us for a bit and put it all on one guy. However, if the season of improbability continues and a Harbaugh Bowl Part Deux happens on February 5th, I will laugh as they all do a 180 and write about defense winning championships.
The Niner's D just might have enough to take us to Indy and I can't wait to watch it all begin on January 14th.